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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777881/single-incision-laparoscopic-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-right-colectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Boye Dong, Zuyang Luo, Jiabao Lu, Yang Yang, Yixian Song, Jie Cao, Wanglin Li
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has gained widespread attention because of its potential benefits such as less skin incision and faster recovery. Up to now, only one meta-analysis (performed in 2013; including 9 studies, a total of 585 cases) compared single-incision laparoscopic right colectomy (SILRC) with conventional laparoscopic right colectomy (CLRC). An updated meta-analysis was undertaken to explore more convinced comparative findings between SILRC and CLRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search for studies that compared SILRC with CLRC was done on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777145/testicular-sperm-is-superior-to-ejaculated-sperm-for-icsi-in-cryptozoospermia-an-update-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi-No Kang, Ya-Wen Hsiao, Chien-Yu Chen, Chien-Chih Wu
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is well established and provides patients with severely impaired sperm quality with an opportunity to father a child. However, previous studies do not clearly indicate whether male with cryptozoospermia should use testicular sperm or ejaculated sperm for ICSI. The newest systematic review of this topic also gave a controversial conclusion that was based on incorrect pooling result. Moreover, two clinical studies published after the systematic review. In the present update systematic review and meta-analysis, a comprehensive citation search for relevant studies was performed using the Cochrane library databases, Embase, Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Web of Science up to September 2017...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776759/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-blood-pressure-parameters-in-patients-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Liqin Shu, Kun Huang
Evidence suggests that supplementation of vitamin D cannot decrease blood pressure in normal populations. However, in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with vitamin D deficient participants (defined as baseline serum 25[OH]D levels <30 ng/mL or 50 nmol/L), this effect is inconsistent and under debate. Thus, we performed this systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate whether vitamin D supplementation could affect blood pressure parameters in vitamin D-deficient subjects. The PubMed, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, and Cochrane library databases were searched...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776746/comparison-of-efficacy-of-colonoscopy-between-the-morning-and-afternoon-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Junqi Wu, Sheng-Bing Zhao, Shu-Ling Wang, Jun Fang, Tian Xia, Xiao-Ju Su, Can Xu, Zhao-Shen Li, Yu Bai
OBJECTIVE: Colonoscopy performed in the afternoon, rather than morning, has been reported to be associated with lower rates of adenoma and polyp detection (ADR and PDR) and cecal intubation (CIR). This meta-analysis evaluated the efficacy of afternoon colonoscopy relative to morning colonoscopy. METHODS: The databases MEDLINE, Web of Science, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched to identify potential relevant studies. The primary outcome was ADR and the secondary outcomes were CIR and PDR...
April 9, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775675/associations-between-angiotensinogen-m235t-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-diabetic-nephropathy-a-meta-analysis
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Bo Zhou, Min Wen, Ling Mi, Cu-Jiao Hu, Yi Zhang, Jian-Tar Wang, Lei Tang
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to clarify the potential relationship of angiotensinogen (AGT) M235T polymorphism and diabetic nephropathy (DN) risk. METHODS: Comprehensive electronic search in Pubmed, Web of Science, EBSCO, Embase, the Cochrane Library and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) to find original articles about the association between AGT M235T polymorphism and DN risk published before 27 September 2017. Literature quality assessment was performed with the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale...
May 15, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772600/an-accurate-bacterial-dna-quantification-assay-for-hts-library-preparation-of-human-biological-samples
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Sarah Seashols-Williams, Raquel Green, Denise Wohlfahrt, Angela Brand, Antonio Limjuco Tan-Torres, Francy Nogales, J Paul Brooks, Baneshwar Singh
Sequencing and classification of microbial taxa within forensically relevant biological fluids has the potential for applications in the forensic science and biomedical fields. The quantity of bacterial DNA from human samples is currently estimated based on quantity of total DNA isolated. This method can miscalculate bacterial DNA quantity due to the mixed nature of the sample, and consequently library preparation is often unreliable. We developed an assay that can accurately and specifically quantify bacterial DNA within a mixed sample for reliable 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA) library preparation and high throughput sequencing (HTS)...
May 17, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772584/survival-after-aortic-valve-replacement-with-bovine-or-porcine-valve-prostheses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Natalie Glaser, Veronica Jackson, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Ulrik Sartipy
BACKGROUND:  Bovine and porcine bioprostheses are commonly used for surgical aortic valve replacement. It is unknown if the long-term survival differs between the two valve types.We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare survival in patients who underwent aortic valve replacement and received a bovine or a porcine prosthesis. METHODS:  We performed a systematic search of Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library. Cohort studies that compared survival between patients who underwent aortic valve replacement and received either a bovine or a porcine bioprosthesis and that reported overall long-term survival with hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were included...
May 17, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771367/effectiveness-of-and-user-experience-with-web-based-interventions-in-increasing-physical-activity-levels-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Rachel Dennett, Hilary Gunn, Jennifer A Freeman
Background: Supporting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to achieve and maintain recommended levels of physical activity is important but challenging. Web-based interventions are increasingly being used to deliver targeted exercise programs and promote physical activity. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to systematically review current evidence regarding the effectiveness and user experience of web-based interventions in increasing physical activity in people with MS...
May 15, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771115/combinatorial-nitrogen-gradients-in-sputtered-thin-films
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Yanbing Han, Bethany E Matthews, Dennice M Roberts, Kevin Talley, Sage Bauers, Craig L Perkins, Qun Zhang, Andriy Zakutayev
High throughput synthesis and characterization methods can significantly accelerate the rate of experimental research. For physical vapor deposition (PVD), high throughput synthesis methods include combinatorial sputtering with intentional gradients of metal/metalloid composition, temperature, and thickness across the substrate. However, many other synthesis parameters still remain out of reach for combinatorial methods. In this paper, we extend combinatorial sputtering parameters to include gradients of gaseous elements in thin films...
May 17, 2018: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770157/efficacy-of-suxiao-jiuxin-pill-on-coronary-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Li Ren, Jie Wang, Ling Feng, Shuli Wang, Jun Li
Suxiao jiuxin pill is considered an effective ancillary drug in patients with coronary heart disease. Although numerous small, single-center clinical trials have been conducted, the benefits and harms of suxiao jiuxin pill remain controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to clarify the efficacy of suxiao jiuxin pill on patients with coronary heart disease. Randomized controlled trials were identified by using the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Wanfang, Weipu, and China Knowledge Resource Integrated databases (until June 2016)...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768436/the-effectiveness-of-various-computer-based-interventions-for-patients-with-chronic-pain-or-functional-somatic-syndromes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Miel A P Vugts, Margot C W Joosen, Jessica E van der Geer, Aglaia M E E Zedlitz, Hubertus J M Vrijhoef
Computer-based interventions target improvement of physical and emotional functioning in patients with chronic pain and functional somatic syndromes. However, it is unclear to what extent which interventions work and for whom. This systematic review and meta-analysis (registered at PROSPERO, 2016: CRD42016050839) assesses efficacy relative to passive and active control conditions, and explores patient and intervention factors. Controlled studies were identified from MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsychInfo, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768327/survival-benefit-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-resectable-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Yan Chen, Xiu-E Shi, Jin-Hui Tian, Xu-Juan Yang, Yong-Feng Wang, Ke-Hu Yang
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) increases breast conservation rates in patients with resectable breast cancer at the associated cost of higher locoregional recurrence rates; however, the magnitude of the survival benefits of NAC for these patients remains undefined. Therefore, we aimed to clarify the survival benefit of NAC versus postoperative chemotherapy by conducting an updated meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs). METHODS: The authors searched the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Chinese biomedical literature database, and Chinese Scientific Journals full-text database from their inception to December 2016...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768219/efficacy-of-green-nanoparticles-against-cancerous-and-normal-cell-lines-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hamed Barabadi, Ahad Alizadeh, Muhammad Ovais, Amirhossein Ahmadi, Zabta Khan Shinwari, Muthupandian Saravanan
This study aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of papers discussing the efficacy of microbial synthesised metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) against cancerous and normal cell lines by exploiting Bayesian generalised linear (BGL) model. Data was systematically collected from published papers via Cochrane library, Web of Science, PubMed, Science Direct, ProQuest, Scopus, and Embase. Impressively, most of the studies were carried out on HeLa and A549 cancer cell lines. Specifically, a hefty 65.67% of studies employed bacteria to biofabricate MNPs...
June 2018: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767368/differential-gene-expression-analysis-of-plants
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Mark Arick, Chuan-Yu Hsu
Since the next-generation sequencing (NGS) systems were invented and introduced to life science research about a decade ago, the NGS technology has extensively utilized in wide range of genomic, transcriptomic, and evolutionary studies. Compared with other eukaryotic species, the application of NGS technology in plant research reveals some challenges in sample preparation and data analysis due to some structural and physiological characteristics and genome complexity nature in plants. Hence, despite of the standard sample preparation and data process protocols widely used in high throughput transcriptomic analysis, we also describe the modified hot borate RNA extraction protocol specific for high quality and quantity plant total RNA isolation, and some comments and suggestions to achieve better assessments in the validation of RNA and library quality and data analysis...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767225/effect-of-balance-training-on-the-falling-in-osteoporosis-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xin Zhou, Hui Ding, Xiaoping Shen, Zingliang Lei
BACKGROUND: Balance training may be beneficial for patients with osteoporosis, although current results are inconclusive. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to explore the effect of balance training on falls in patients with osteoporosis. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, EBSCO, and Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of balance training vs usual activities on falls in patients with osteoporosis were included...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765921/therapeutic-approaches-to-atrophic-vaginitis-in-postmenopausal-women-a-systematic-review-with-a-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Arum Lee, Tae Hee Kim, Hae Hyeog Lee, Yeon Suk Kim, Temuulee Enkhbold, Bora Lee, Yoo Jin Park, Kisung Song
Objectives: Atrophic vaginitis (AV), which is common in postmenopausal women, is characterized by vaginal dryness, dyspareunia, and discomfort. There are a variety of therapeutic agents for the treatment of AV, besides hormone replacement therapy. We performed this systematic review to compare the effectiveness of various therapies for symptom improvement in AV patients. Methods: We searched the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and other literature (Google Scholar, Web of Science, and hand search) for studies published between January 2010 and March 2015...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765917/dentoskeletal-effects-of-the-forsus%C3%A2-fatigue-resistance-device-in-the-treatment-of-class-ii-malocclusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Amal I Linjawi, Mona A Abbassy
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to quantitatively compare previous studies that evaluated skeletal and dentoalveolar effects of the Forsus™ Fatigue Resistance Device (FRD) in the treatment of Class II malocclusion with a matched untreated control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four electronic searches PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and Science Direct that were limited to articles on human studies comparing the effect of Forsus appliance with a matched control group in the treatment of Class II malocclusion from the year (2000-2017)...
2018: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765338/psychotherapeutic-treatment-for-anorexia-nervosa-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Almut Zeeck, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Hans-Christoph Friederich, Timo Brockmeyer, Gaby Resmark, Ulrich Hagenah, Stefan Ehrlich, Ulrich Cuntz, Stephan Zipfel, Armin Hartmann
Background: The aim of the study was a systematic review of studies evaluating psychotherapeutic treatment approaches in anorexia nervosa and to compare their efficacy. Weight gain was chosen as the primary outcome criterion. We also aimed to compare treatment effects according to service level (inpatient vs. outpatient) and age group (adolescents vs. adults). Methods: The data bases PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Cinahl, and PsychInfo were used for a systematic literature search (until Feb 2017)...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765229/the-genetic-association-between-inos-and-enos-polymorphisms-and-gastric-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis
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Yi Zhu, Honggang Jiang, Zhiheng Chen, Bohao Lu, Jin Li, Yuping Peng, Xuning Shen
Objective: There are a number of susceptible factors for an increased risk of gastric cancer. Nitric oxide (NO) is considered to be associated with the development of a range of cancers. In particular, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) are known to play a central role in the production of NO. Published studies relating to the association between eNOS rs1799983, rs2070744, and iNOS rs2297518 polymorphisms and the risk of gastric cancer risk are conflicting and inconclusive and require further analysis...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761573/using-fat-to-fight-disease-a-systematic-review-of-non-homologous-adipose-derived-stromal-stem-cell-therapies
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REVIEW
Marjorie E Bateman, Amy L Strong, Jeffrey M Gimble, Bruce A Bunnell
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to describe the safety and efficacy of ASC and SVF in treating common diseases and the next steps in research that must occur prior to clinical use. EVIDENCE REVIEW: Pubmed, Ovid Medline, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library were searched for articles about use of SVF or ASC for disease therapy published between 2012 and 2017. One meta-analysis, 2 randomized controlled trials, and 16 case series were included, representing 844 human patients...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cells
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